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Occurred : 1/5/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 01/05/2004 22:00)
Reported: 1/5/2004 9:36:02 PM 21:36
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Overland Park, KS
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange/Amber fireball that periodically "flares up"

I was walking out to my car when I saw what appeared to be a giant, orange/amber star pulsing on-and-off, low on the eastern horizon. It actually seemed to flare up, like a huge fireball, and then dim out again, over and over. I would say that each time it flared up, it was about the size of one of the street lights across the streets.

After about 30 seconds it dimmed into what appeared to be a small, stationary star. It was flickering between a white and orangish color at this time. After another minute or two, it slowly started moving northward and became completely white in color. I noticed lights blinking on it at an extremely rapid pace (like a police car) that were red, blue, and green in appearance. I soon lost track of it.

As I was leaving the parking lot, I noticed what appeared to be four low-flying planes flying around the area where I had seen it pulsing.